Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

School News

January 9, 2012

Kids Christmas, Inc. brings Christmas to Crab Orchard

CROSSVILLE — Christmas is the season for giving, and because of many community donors and volunteers, many Cumberland County youngsters were treated to a party with Santa who came with lots of gifts, stockings and other goodies. For the seventh year, Kids Christmas, Inc., a local non-profit charity, helped provide a Christmas for needy students at Crab Orchard Elementary. 

Each year a different school is chosen and a selected amount of students are treated to as many of their wish list items as possible, along with coats, shoes and clothes. Students from pre-k to eighth grade were given a Christmas they might not have gotten otherwise. As the children opened their gifts, you heard many of them say that they got just what they wished for from Santa!

Monetary donations are accepted year-round and you may send your donation to Kids Christmas, Inc. at 80 Miller Ave., Crossville, TN 38555. The entire 100 percent of the money donated goes for the children. There are no administrative costs, rent or payroll fees for the charity. All of the money raised helps the children of Cumberland County. Check out their website for photos from years past at You may contact Lori Neal Freitag at 484-3032 for more information about Kids Christmas, Inc.

Kids Christmas, Inc. thanks the following donors and volunteers for 2011: Tommy Lee and many Fairfield Glade Neighbors; Fred Stout, Mountain Farm International; MTNG Project Hometown Help; Marilyn Day; John and Joan Crowell; Robert W. Agee, Inc.; Dennis and Nancy Ashman ; Lakeland Construction; Pam Winningham; Greg Pugh; Buck and Barbara Wood; Wilson’s Paint; Plateau Pediatrics; Dr. Dirk Davidson, Tennessee Plateau Oncology ; Curt McCarty; Budget Blinds; Tiffany Hyder; Jo Ann Rains; Dave and Vel Burgess; Dennis and Lois Wilbanks; Steve Rains; Bobby Randolph; Dale and Cindy Wilson ; Jan’s Wine and Liquor ; Tony and Mandy Davis; Vance and Sheila "Claus" Winstead; Edward and Patricia Jackson

Randall and Linda Goins ; Patton and Hyder, attorneys-at-law; Ralph and Susie Morgan; Carol Ingram; Mike and; Amy Burdick; Tare, Inc.; and Deloy L. Brown Petroleum, LLC.

They also expressed appreciation to Larry Tramel; Dr. Anthony Martin ; Glen Clark; Arthur and Linda Osborne; Stonehaus Winery; Johnny Russell; Duane Engelhart;; Susetta Frady; Mike Dalton; Kimberly Reed; Ewing Electric; Ashley Turner; Crossville Crane ; Vera Flynn; Harold and Amy Allen; Rocky Top 10 Cinemas' Vince Walton and Amanda Wallace ; Forte’s Restaurant; Tommy Fitzgerald; and Flowers Bakery.

Thanks were also given to Plateau Animal Hospital's Ed and Cyndi Higgins; Little Caesar’s Mark Connelly; David Bell; Jody and Marsha Wilson; Rick’s Reliable Transmission; Jim and Paula Smith ; Mylan Netherton; Nick Canellesl Lisa Curry; Melanie Bridges; Trudi Stryker; Ron and Cristie Neal; Lewis Neal; Erica Neal; Skip Freitag ; and Bob and Rita Kitchens.

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